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Perhaps the most prominent of these federal efforts is the National Select
Agent Program administered by the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (“CDC”) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
(“HHS”) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (“APHIS”) of
the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”).29 This program is the
creation of numerous federal statutes30 and regulations31 governing various
aspects of research on dangerous biological agents, including the
possession, use, and transfer of the agents under the study, the entities and
individuals conducting such research, and the types of experiments that can
be performed.32 A number of states and local governments have enacted
similar statutes and regulations.33 Furthermore, a body of federal statutory
agencies) is the largest funder of biomedical research in the world. About NIH, NAT’L INSTS.
OF HEALTH, http://nih.gov/about/ (last reviewed Aug. 7, 2012).